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6:00pm [6:30pm] Joseph Pierce and the 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry
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The Manchester Public Library, presents “Joseph Pierce and the 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry” by historian Irving Moy on Monday May 13, 2019. A popular misconception of the Civil War is that it was fought exclusively by white Anglo-Saxons, but many ethnic groups took part in this great struggle. However, few people are aware that the Chinese were among them and the highest ranking of those, Joseph Pierce, was a member of Co. F, 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. Irving Moy, who portrays Corporal Joseph Pierce at its reenactments and living history events, was appointed by Governor M. Jodie Rell to serve as a member of the Connecticut Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Committee 2009-2010, and has published a book entitled, “An American Journey- My Father, Abraham Lincoln, Joseph Pierce and Me,” which will be available for sale. For reviews of the book please go to http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/an-american-journey/12551610 For information on Joseph Pierce go to the webpages, www.cof14thcvi.com and http://bluegraychinese.blogspot.com In August 2013 Moy was asked by the National Park Service (NPS) to serve on its committee to serve as an advisor to a publication on “Asians and Pacific Islanders in the Civil War. This publication is the third in a series with the first two being the contributions of the Hispanics, and Native Americans in the Civil War. The NPS’s vision for the series for the 150th Commemoration of the American Civil War is to tell the stories from multiple perspectives for the war to be relevant to more people. The book is available at www.eParks.com and www.wnpa.org In extending the invitation, Carol Shively, the project supervisor for the series wrote, “What a story. Plunking a man from relative obscurity and finally giving him the honor he is due. This is such important work you have done. We (NPS) and the nation are indebted to you”. For more information about this group, please contact Jenn Bartlett at: 860-645-0821or e-mail: jbartlett@manchesterct.gov. Visit the library website.

[6:30pm] Manchester Library Board Meeting
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MANCHESTER LIBRARY BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE All meetings are scheduled for 6:30 pm The Howroyd Room, Mary Cheney Library building 586 Main St. Manchester CT Meeting dates for 2019 at 6:30pm on the following Mondays: January 14 March 11 May 13 June 17 September 9 November 18.

7:00pm [7:00pm] BOE Regular Meeting
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TOPIC: Adult Education Update All regular BOE meetings will be held at 7:00p.m. at the Lincoln Center, unless otherwise noted. All Budget Workshops will be held at 6:00 p.m. in MHS Room 293. Agendas are available online: https://www.mpspride.org/Page/62

[7:00pm] Manchester Garden Club Meeting
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Manchester Garden Club Monday, May 13, 2019 The Manchester Garden Club will host author and illustrator John Himmelman, who will speak about “Insects and their Amazingosity!” The presentation will give us insight into the remarkable adaptation insects have developed in order to survive. Hear stories of dragonflies and bumblebees; butterflies and dung beetles. Mr Himmelman is an author, illustrator, naturalist and Lecturer. He is co- founder of the CT Butterfly Association. He has written and illustrated over 80 books for adults and children on a wide variety of natural history subjects. Books may be available for purchase and signing on the date of the visit. The Manchester Garden Club meetings are held on most second Mondays of the month (September through June) at Center Congregational Church, 11 Center Street. The doors open at 6:45 P.M. and meetings start at 7:00 P.M. Guests are welcome to attend and a $5.00 donation is suggested for non-members. The public is welcome, light refreshments are provided. For updated information, visit http://manchestergardenclubs.org/